After getting an early look at Fallout 76 many people are commenting on the graphics.
Yes they do. The game barely looks this gen.
Its only natural if they insist on using a decade + old engine made for the ps3/xbox 360 era if not earlier. I find it fascinating that Bethesda can get away with anything in this day and age. I mean what happened to their blatant lying and recent refusal regarding cross play in Fallout 76? An always online player pool depended game no less... Have they been forgiven already?
I see the rest of the royalists turning on them in wake of 76, honestly. Fallout 4 was already mediocre and barely an RPG and now this takes whatever was good about 4 and diminishes it to almost nothing.
It’s hard to grasp when you look at the other engines available to them from games they publish.
The nuclear bomb blast is hilarious I’m not a graphics snob but damn it looks bad
Look at some Assassin's creed game play videos and then F4/76. What do you see? Oh I'm talking about 2008's original AC game....
The nuclear blast is such a "wait...that's it??" moment. I remember setting off the megaton in Fallout 3 and feeling the absolute devastation you'd wreaked on the area. But in this game it's just a bunch of orange muck and fuzzy graphics. It looks like garbage, and doesn't make you FEEL anything for setting it off.
My main complaint was the fact that the amount of debris from the blast was only a few leaves lol. I think the nuke blast needs overhauled from start to finish.
The budget for the game went into a fake crossplay marketing campaign.
It really doesn't even look this gen.
still the least of the reasons why I won't be buying this game :P
Fallout 4 and New Vegas both looked a gen behind
Graphics of 4 never bothered me. The lack of npc dialogue to flesh out any story is what bums me out. Knowing me Ill end of getting it regaddless of my feelings and playing it for a little while anyway, but Im just so hungry for another fallout already.
I expect this game to be fu**ing terrible, but I love fallout so I will buy it. However not spending a dime on their money grabbing micro transactions. At worst I expect this to be sort of like destiny where its mostly empty, but still at least at first had its own appeal.
The graphics are the least problem with this game.
Dude said this was probably an alpha LOL It launches in a month it better not still be in alpha. And why would they show alpha footage to get sales for their game? Bethesda games have never looked great honestly, FO4 was okay until you seen some of the textures straight outta 2006.
ign is a joke. “journalists” lol and im the pringles man
Bethesda publishes some amazing looking games including Doom, Wolfenstein 2 and even open world games like Rage 2 look pretty dope! ... and then there is crap like this. Seriously are they just counting on Modders to make their games looks half decent?
Rough? Lol. No. That's being nice. Anyone giving this a pass is blind or a fanboy.
... or a 'gamer' who judges a game on how it plays rather than looks...
Maybe for an indie company. But for a well established company with a 60 dollar price tag, it should definately have better production values. And the gameplay actually looked pretty bad too.
Or maybe we judge the overall package and graphics are a part of the game.
It framerate is hoppy as hell too. Not to mention the animations, etc. With graphics like that it should at least be a smooth 60fps.
Considering it LOOKS awful and has a 30fps limit, I’d say it’s going to play pretty bad.
In that case, I am a blind fanboy.
I thought the engine was updated :-/
Probably Starfield and TESVI
It was updated in that they used a very old engine and bolted more stuff on top of it, very odd considering the availability of IDTech which they didn't use.
The dated rough graphics should be expected. Isn’t Fallout 76 built off of Fallout 4 assets? Fallout 4 was all around dated looking with poor textures,weak models, bad animation,etc when it released 3 years ago.
Depends on the size of the game world I guess
As long as it runs well, why complain? Then again, this is Bethesda.
Did you watch the video? It drops below 30fps and looks like butt butter.
"As long as it runs well, why complain" followed by "then again, this is Bethesda" should give you enough of a clue to my point. Bethesda is notorious for releasing games in bad condition and it's a short time away from release. I think you miss my point. This game looks pretty rough and does not run at 30fps locked. It seems pretty evident that they at least placed some priority in performance (if they didn't, it would look great and run in an absolutely abysmal state). This seems to be the best they could do in terms of balance with performance, but, again, this is Bethesda. They're not known for being well optimized.
*looks at bethy* Runs well, HA. Ill give you 30 mins playing this before it crashes.
That's honestly the same for all BGS games, none of them have ever been graphical showcases and barely function without mods to help them.
I can imagine Fallout 100 being released and they're still using this same fecking engine.
I have absolutely no interest in this game at all. I think something went wrong with star field and Bethesda just took assets from fallout 4 and threw this game together. I don’t know one single fallout fan that wanted this half ass mmo. I swear it amazes me how out of touch companies can be sometimes with what their consumers want. Removing human npcs as quest givers was such a dumb decision. The “create your own stories,” concept is dumb. I just don’t understand how this is anything other than a cash grab aimed at hardcore fallout fans who would buy anything with the name fallout attached to it. I can’t wait to see how Todd Howard stands up there in his little dumb leather jacket and tries to defend the decision to make this cheap fallout cash grab. I love fallout 3 and even 4, but this game is not going to be good. I’d rather play Skyrim on the one millionth platform it’s now available on. At least that cash grab has a good game behind it.
create your own stories sounds to me like run around in this vast world until you get bored because there is no direction or structure.
Yeah I'm curious to know exactly what we're supposed to do in the game for hours upon hours upon hours. Fallout's empty wasteland works because there are so many hidden treasures to uncover, bizarre NPCs to meet, and interesting side quests to undertake. Without those little side stories, you're left with......an empty wasteland.
as bethesda died a noble death after fallout 3 i am not in the slightest surprised that this is going to be a wellmarketed ToaS.
Fuck GameByro and Creation Engine. That shit looks worse than even CoD's decade-old IW Engine.
I decided I'm getting this game now. Last straw. Won't even try the Beta. It does look like garbage. F-them. They should also keep there mouth SHUT unless they're telling the truth.
I think Fallout 4 on PS Pro looks pretty great actually (think it is downsampled a lot so IQ is amazing) This for some reason looks way worse it is like comparing Skyrim with Elderscrolls Online,.. which looks like shit.
Um the last one didn't exactly blow my mind with its visuals.
These guys trying hard to downplay it
Bethesda game modders keep this company relevant, and IGN trying to defend it
Honestly, I have not liked any of the Fallout games. The game play sucks.
Fallouts 76 graphics look rough . I mean so do most of the people on my street !. But that is the least of its worry’s .
what did you people expect? it looks like fallout 4 which didnt look good at all ... and im sure it only took hits to fidelity given they have to provide an experience for 30 plus players online while not having massive chugs to performance which fallout games are already in general known for and suffer from more frequently than just about any game i can actively think of ...
That's something to think about, but: 1. Does it really matter? 2. A question is what will be the performance. Fallout 4 is quite a GPU killer in some scenes and for no apparent reason. It's obviously not optimized. I like games that run simply
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